On 13 February the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a new partnership to gather and analyse data about the status of women and girls’ participation around the world, as part of the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings initiative. The partnership was announced during a discussion between Hillary Clinton and Melinda Gates hosted by New York University and moderated by Chelsea Clinton.
The foundations will work with leading technology partners, including Google, to collect this data and compile it into a review that will identify the progress that has been made in the 20 years since the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing and the gaps that remain. It will also provide evidence of the strong connection between rights and opportunities for women and girls and prosperity, stability and security around the world.
The data will be released in digital and written forms as part of a progress report in 2015 in advance of the anniversary of the Beijing Conference.